My mood at the moment.
“Loving others doesn’t come naturally for us. We’re selfish creatures; we tend to put our needs and interests first. The needs of others? We’ll get to them…if there’s enough time. It takes discipline to resist this selfish impulse and serve others. It’s hardly a natural thing to do.”~ Drew Dyck
Can all of our society’s problems be solved by following two simple rules?
Are issues of social justice always just a local matter?
“We have far too many Christians who are strong on convictions, but you wouldn’t want them to represent you in any public way...because they do it in a way that is not very civil in its engagement, or loving and caring. Then you have Christians who are so civil, so loving, so caring, that you have no idea what they stand for. There’s always this
"There are a lot of people that I find it difficult to like. I don’t like what they do to me. I don’t like what they say about me and other people. I don’t like their attitudes. I don’t like some of the things they’re doing. I don’t like them. But Jesus says love them. And ‘love’ is greater than ‘like’. Love is understanding...redemptive goodwill
I think we all still have a lot to learn...
This could just be me...but it seems like there are large chunks of Jesus' character and personality that don't get a lot of press nowadays. You know what I mean? It's as if both secular society, and unfortunately much of the church, is on some kind of desperate PR campaign aimed at making Jesus as politically correct and agreeable to everyone as possible. The “Jesus” being